Kochevet Bendavid


In their bold interpretation of function my pots reflect my passionate interest in the relationship between ceramics, food and people. My exotic dishes are inspired by 18th century Sevres porcelain, and are designed for special occasions - the times when we shed the greyness of daily life and allow beauty, friendship, and conviviality full reign. Providing exciting possibilities for presenting food, these sumptuous dishes provoke thought and surprise while adorning the dinner table, and heighten the shared sensual pleasure of the people around the table.

Born  1955, Israel

Education 
2001–04
  Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics and Glass
1984–86  Harrow College of Higher Education, BTEC HND Ceramic Design
1976–81  Hebrew University, Israel - BA History of Art & English Literature

Awards
2005
  Crafts Council Development Award
2003  Distinction, Royal College of Art, MA Dissertation
1985  The Anglo-Jewish Association Bursary

Selected Exhibitions
2012 
 Target The Heart, Contemporary Applied Arts
2011  Present Collectables, Contemporary Applied Arts
Red Barn Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria
A Special Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
2010  A Living Space, Contemporary Applied Arts
Home, The New School House Gallery, York
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2009  The Domestic Interior, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008  Eat Drink and Be Merry, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, Wales
Origin 2008, Somerset House, London
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2007  A Seasonal Exhibition, Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hampshire
The Power of Pots, Royal College of Art, London
2006  Take Me Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 
‘Summer Exhibition’, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
‘What A Dish’, Contemporary Ceramics, London
‘Ceramic Art London’, Royal College of Art, London
2005  ‘Blind Art’, Royal College of Art, London
‘Setting Out’, Contemporary Ceramics, London

Publications
2011
  Bendavid, K. Ritual and Sensuality, Ceramic Review 251, pp 54-57
2005  Bendavid, K. Dinner Party Politics, Ceramic Review 216, pp 40-45.
2000  Bendavid, K. Consuming Craft – international conference in ‘Awayday’, Ceramic Review 185, p.54
1996  Bendavid, K. The Maker -  Dining Rites. Call Printers
1989  Bendavid, K. On Being a Student at Harrow. The Harrow Connection, England: Ceolfrith Press. Northern Centre For Contemporary Art

 

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